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Past Seminar Presentations & Documents for 2005 & Earlier

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BC BEC WINDOW SEMINAR
Alex McGowan
Levelton Consultants Limited

Nov 2005

LITIGATION AND THE BUILDING ENVELOPE
Glen Boswall
Clark Wilson

Jan 2005

NATIONAL BUILDING CODE CHANGES
(three documents in one)
Bob Thompson
Building Policy Branch
Province of B.C.

Nov 2004

POURED-IN-PLACE CONCRETE WALL PERFORMANCE Dave Ricketts, BEP, P.Eng.
RDH BUILDING ENGINEERING LTD

May 2004

MONITORING PERFORMANCE OF RAINSCREEN WALLS Dave Ricketts, BEP, P.Eng.
RDH BUILDING ENGINEERING LTD

May 2004

THE CANADIAN WOOD
PRESERVATION INDUSTRY
G.E. Brudermann, M.Sc.F.
FRIDO CONSULTING

November 2002

RCABC Looks to the Future … by Looking at the Past
Thursday, September 08, 2005

Plaza 500, Vancouver,BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RCABC technical manager Jim Watson will discuss roofing and sheet metal related failures as well as subsequent detail design improvements resulting from investigations carried out under the RGC Guarantee Program.

 

Tenth Conference on Building Science and Technology
May 12th & 13th, 2005

Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Canada

The 10th Conference will build upon the successful string of past Canadian Building Science & Technology Conferences by offering a "capital" venue for building scientists, architects, engineers, property managers, contractors and other stakeholders in the building construction industry to present and share ideas on building, renovating and repairing better buildings. Over 400 national, and international, experts on building science are expected to participate in the two full days of presentations and discussions focusing on practical applications, case studies and fundamental research.

 

Energy versus the Envelope
All Day Building Envelope Seminar and Annual General Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2005

Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre

An all day seminar and Annual General Meeeting will be held at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. Dr. David Suzuki will be the keynote speaker in the afternoon.

 

Glazing and Details
Thursday, March 10, 2005

Plaza 500, Vancouver,BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This seminar by Chris Makepeace from Alberta Public Works is all about the theory of glazing, why some glazing systems work well and others simply cannot. This session may include discussion of various construction details and how they could be improved.

 

Wind Engineering And Building Enclosures
Thursday, February 10, 2005

Plaza 500, Vancouver,BC
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. David Surrey of the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel in London, Western Ontario, will travel to the coast to speak to BCBEC. Dr. Surrey is the Research Director and has studied and consulted on some of the most complex structures in the world. He was also responsible for the wetting patterns in the CMHC Wind Tunnel Study on Wetting Patterns.

Wind Engineering and Building Enclosures
Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Victoria,BC
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dr. David Surrey of the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel in London, Western Ontario, will travel to the coast to speak to BCBEC. Dr. Surrey is the Research Director and has studied and consulted on some of the most complex structures in the world. He was also responsible for the wetting patterns in the CMHC Wind Tunnel Study on Wetting Patterns.

Litigation and the Building Envelope
Thursday, January 13, 2005

Plaza 500, Vancouver,
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Glen Boswall of Clark Wilson discusses litigation in the building envelope industry.

 

Believe it or Not!
Thursday, December 09, 2004

Plaza 500, Vancouver,BC
5:00 p.m.

A Christmas Session. Unusual building envelope issues and quirky theories will be presented by the audience. Each entry would have about twenty minutes to present or brag about something. In keeping with the season's festive nature, a cash bar will be engaged.

 

Upcoming Revisions to Parts 5 and 9 of the British Columbia Building Code
Thursday, November 18, 2004

Plaza 500, Vancouver,BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bob Thompson will update us on some of the major changes that are anticipated for the upcoming revision of the BC Building Code

Regional Differences in Enclosure Design
Thursday, October 21, 2004

Plaza 500, Vancouver,
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mark will discuss how regional differences in climate affects building enclosure design. Comparisons will be made between Whistler and Vancouver.

 

Exploring Condo Rot
Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Plaza 500, Vancouver,BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation by Dr. James Balderson will focus on the interplay of socio-economic and political forces affecting the performance of building envelopes. James Balderson developed an intense interest in the quality of residential construction soon after purchasing a brand-new leaky rotten condo in October 1991. His dramatic and emotionally charged presentation before the 1998 Barrett Commission received both local and national media coverage. James will share fascinating details of his on-going research into the origins of condo rot and the continuing leaky condo fiasco.

Building Research Symposium and BCBEC Annual General Meeting
Thursday, May 13, 2004

Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, BC
7:30 am - 6:00 pm

This year, BCBEC is presenting the Building Research Symposium along with the Annual General Meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver on Thursday, May 13, 2004. BCBEC will also have the annual General Meeting at lunch time.

 

Seabird Island Sustainable Community Demonstration Project
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This month, BCBEC presents a unique development where new technologies and products including Healthy HousingTM and FlexHousingTM concepts, rainscreen wall assembly, and passive energy systems have been brought together to create housing that serves the needs of a First Nation community. Allan Dobie (MRAIC), CMHC Senior Research Consultant will provide detailed information on this 7-unit, mixed multi-residential community in Agassiz, BC. This project combines two decades of accumulated knowledge in how to apply sustainable building concepts to low-rise residential construction in the coastal climate of British Columbia. The presentation was delivered in Vancouver first and will therefore be well rehearsed for the following date in Victoria.

Seabird Island Sustainable Community Demonstration Project
Thursday, April 08, 2004

Plaza 500 Hotel, Vancouver, BC
12:00pm - 2:00 pm

BCBEC investigates a unique local development where new technologies and products including Healthy HousingTM and FlexHousingTM concepts, rainscreen wall assembly, and passive energy systems have been brought together to create housing that serves the needs of a First Nation community. Allan Dobie (MRAIC), CMHC Senior Research Consultant will provide detailed information on this 7-unit, mixed multi-residential community in Agassiz, BC. This project combines two decades of accumulated knowledge in how to apply sustainable building concepts to low-rise residential construction in the coastal climate of British Columbia.

 

Preserving the Heritage Envelope in Victoria
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Victoria, BC
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The luncheon features a panel discussion between key players in the restoration of buildings that have been designated as heritage sites. Pam Madoff, Councillor and Steve Barber, Heritage Planner, both of the City of Victoria, along with several members of the Heritage Advisory Committee will be participating along with the attendees.

The Contractor's Perspective on Building Envelope Issues
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Plaza 500 Hotel, Vancouver,
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hugh McLeod, Manager of Field Operations for MetroCan Construction Ltd., will discuss common problems and frustrations involving the building envelope, together with possible solutions and positive experiences.

 

Envelope Performance and Moisture Issues in Multi Purpose Facilities
Thursday, February 12, 2004

Vancouver and Victoria, BC

Victor Davies, Architect, and Tom Wilson of Keen Engineering will provide detailed information on how to design and construct robust envelope systems that will perform over time. Mixed use facilities will be emphasized.

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